You may audition for the Glauser School of Music before being accepted into the university. However, we highly encourage prospective students to apply for admission to Kent State as soon as possible to receive full considerations for all merit-based scholarship and need-based aid.
We welcome visitors year-round! Click here to begin setting up your customized visit to the Glauser School where you’ll be able to meet with faculty, staff and advisors as well as attend classes and rehearsals.
We no longer require music theory and piano course placements diagnostics on audition days so you can focus on your audition! We'll contact you after your audition with more information about these placement diagnostics. Questions? email@example.com.
Prospective students will be notified of their acceptance about a week after they complete their audition. You will receive both an email to your preferred email address, new Kent State University address and a physical, mailed letter.
The undergraduate theory placement and piano placement exams will determine the theory or piano course a student will take during their first semester as a music student, and these placement exams do not have any bearing on whether or not a student will pass their audition.
If an auditioning student has experience playing piano, it is recommended that they are prepared to play a piece or excerpt that displays their ability.
If a student has no prior piano ability or theory knowledge, they will be placed in courses during their fall semester that will work on foundational and rudimentary skills in these areas.
Please read the requirements carefully and adhere to them closely for both virtual and in-person auditions. If you have any questions or would like to ask about repertoire substitutions, contact the applied teacher.
Kent State University has over 400 student organizations on campus that you can participate in. If there is not an organization on campus that you’re interested in, you also have the ability to start one. The Center for Student Involvementhas a full list of all campus organizations, ranging from Greek Life, to special interest, and service-based organizations, and much more.
You can find a full list by interest here. Music student organizations are included on this list.